Occidental magazine brings you campus news, in-depth features, and profiles of exceptional alumni. For the 2021-22 academic year, the magazine will publish two print and digital issues (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022) and two digital-only issues (Summer 2021 and Winter 2022). The Fall 2021 issue is online now.
Responses to our trivia quiz, tales of Professor De Rycke, and how education at Oxy—and the United States—has changed over the last 70 years
Decades after a chance encounter in a bookstore with Edward Gorey, author Mark Dery ’82 digs deep into the life of the writer, illustrator, and incomparable eccentric
High on a Peruvian mountain more than 4,000 miles from Oxy, Adrienne (Spivak) ’08 and husband Garrett Hostetler ’08 bring modern ideas to the practice of plant-based medicine
From academics to athletics to the arts, Linda and Tod White ’59 follow their passions as they enhance the Oxy experience
The Class of ’22 has arrived at Oxy—and if first impressions are any indication, we’ll be talking about these Tigers for years to come
Kind, focused, concerned, and effective, Carolyn Adams (1950-2018) embodied the spirit of the Oxy community
So you think you know Oxy? Take our little quiz—we're not keeping score—and you might be surprised about some things you never learned
These are boom times for economics—Oxy’s biggest major for the last 19 years. As two popular professors prepare to retire, how will the department evolve?
Apple vice president of marketing communications Tor Myhren ’94 has “the best job in the world.” (He just can’t talk much about it.)
Employment lawyer turned mediator, author, and keynote speaker Pat Gillette ’73 helps women and businesses find common ground through uncommon solutions
Whether the topic is research or career options or life itself, meaningful interaction between students and professors is a vital component of the Oxy journey. Four graduating seniors and their faculty advisers reflect on the bonds they share—and the lessons they’ve taught each other.
Capping a celebration of women in leadership at Commencement, Sara El-Amine ’07 gets to the heart, hands, and brains of the Oxy experience
Generations of Oxy alumni rallied to save Tigers football from extinction. Now the hard work continues
To build a future "founded on fairness," Israeli and Palestinian self-determination need to move hand in hand, according to Kemp Lecturer Tal Becker
Oxy’s men’s and women’s track teams cap another spring campaign with four All-American honorees and their 31st consecutive trip to the nationals